Originally posted on Fox Sports Carolinas  |  Last updated 12/1/11
If you look at the DeAngelo Williams' numbers, you might think the Panthers running game is struggling. But when you factor in fellow running back Jonathan Stewart and rookie quarterback Cam Newton, Carolina's numbers on the ground suddenly look much better. In fact, the Panthers have quietly gone from having one of the least productive running games in the league early in the year to having the sixth-best in the league. The Panthers are averaging 135.3 yards per game on the ground. Of the teams ranked in the top seven, the Panthers have the fewest carries. That means when the Panthers run the ball they're normally effective, averaging 5.1 yards per carry as a team. Clearly, offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski is learning the strengths of each of the players at his disposal. In each of the past nine games, the Panthers have rushed for at least 100 yards. They're coming off a season-high 201 in last week's 27-19 win over the Indianapolis Colts. "We've improved as the season ha...
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